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Pacific Beach family puts on winning show at IndieFest

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“The Little Match Makers” claimed the honor of “Best Feature Film” at the seventh annual San Diego IndieFest at Liberty Station in Point Loma on March 13 — and a proud Pacific Beach mom had a major hand in the film’s financial backing. The independent film was brought to fruition because of Esperanza Ferdden’s ability to step up to the plate to aid her son, Mario Ortiz, the flick’s co-director/producer/cinematographer. Ferdden tried to avoid the spotlight during the red carpet walk at the film festival, downplaying her role in making the film happen. But she couldn’t contain her smile. “My son has won three Esperanza Ferdden of Pacific Emmy awards,” Ferrden said. Beach, left, walks the red car“He wanted to do this movie pet at San Diego IndieFest on with his friend, Agustin Cas- Sunday. Photo by Bill Swank taneda. They had a money guy, but then nothing. I just did what a mother would do. I was the hotel, cook and cleaner. Most of the film was made in Pacific Beach. We love PB. I’ve never done anything like this before. This was a family thing and it’s a family film.” Hoping to recoup her investment, Ferdden said “‘The Little Match Makers” will come out on a DVD in June in time for Father’s Day. Obtain a copy at Wal-Mart, Target or Best Buy.” — Bill Swank

Connor Koper, a visitor from Arizona, performs a "Superman" move at the Wave House flowrider on March 14 by pushing his bodyboard away from him PHOTO BY DON BALCH I Beach & Bay Press and letting the current push it back to him.

City on verge of Rose Creek Bridge construction work Construction on the much-anticipated Rose Creek Bridge may begin in mid-April, according to city project managers. Almost a decade in the making, the bridge represents a major component in the completion of a pedestrian loop around Mission Bay along Pacific Beach Drive. “The real purpose is providing a safe bicycle-riding and pedestrian bridge that’s taken years to do,” said Pacific Beach Planning Board member Don Gross. “[When complete] moms won’t have to push their strollers on the street.” Gross has been one of the residents pushing the project through the city process.

As things are now, pedestrians walking along Pacific Beach Drive around the bay have to jump onto Garnet Avenue and find a way back to a path around the bay. The bridge over Rose Creek would provide a more convenient and safer way to traverse the creek bed, according to advocates. The project passed through years of red tape and environmental regulations before getting to the brink of construction, said Jeff Soriano, city project manager with the Engineering and Capital Projects Department. With a price tag of about $3 million, the project should take about 180 working days, according Soriano. City staff will be keeping a close eye on the project. “Field staff will be handling inspection,”

Soriano said. “They’ll be issuing and reviewing the invoices when the contractor has finished some of its services.” Soriano said a ground-breaking ceremony will be scheduled as soon as a notice to proceed is issued from the city and a preconstruction meeting has taken place. Soriano said he expects that to happen by mid-April. While the city has been working slowly but surely through the unavoidable regulatory and fiscal hurdles over the last decade, planners and residents like Gross are ready to breathe a sigh of relief once the project starts. “[The bridge] is probably the biggest project in Pacific Beach in the last 15 years,” he said. “It’s exciting.”

PB Planning Group sets March 23 elections Ten seats will be up for election on Wednesday, March 23 when the Pacific Beach Planning Group (PBPG) hosts its annual balloting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Pacific Beach/Taylor Branch Library. Pacific Beach residents, property owners and businesses are eligible to vote. The PBPG is a 20-member volunteer board that advises the city on new development projects, parking, traffic, future planning and other issues related to the Pacific Beach Community Plan. The election takes place at the library, located at 4275 Cass St. For more information, visit www.pbplanning.org.

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GOING WITH THE

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“With gas prices skyrocketing, do you plan to alter your driving habits?” By LEE CORNELL

(Question asked March 9 along Mission Boulevard)

Yeah, I want to save gas at least.”

Breanna Overturf Waitress/babysitter North Park

You’re kind of forced to. I drive a big truck that takes 91 octane, so I obviously can’t take as many trips out to the desert as I’d like to. But as far as daily lifestyle I can’t really change that because I am a full-time student, so I’m kind of forced to drive.”

Kate Manglallan Student Normal Heights

No, I just think I would go somewhere less. But you gotta go where you gotta go, so gas prices aren’t going to affect it. If anything, I’m going to fill up less — get $20 worth here or $20 worth there instead of spending $70 to fill up every time.”

Will Weber Technician Pacific Beach

No, because I have to go to work, so there is no way to alter my driving habits. I will pay the stupid prices.”

Jessica Maasch Server/bartender Mission Beach

Yes. My girlfriend and I carpool, so that’s one way we’re trying to save on gas expenses. With rising gas prices, we might not go out of town as often. Public transportation is always there and it’s convenient for me and my situation, so I will try to utilize that more.”

Scott Schaad Wakeboard Instructor Ocean Beach

Yes and no, although I can’t really alter where and when I drive since I live a little bit inland and have to commute to the beach for work. I can’t really change that because I have to be at work every day. However, I admit I used to drive aggressively and I’ve scaled that back a bit and have noticed a difference in my gas mileage.”

Brad Leonard Wakeboard Instructor Serra Mesa

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The beach stirs again with the arrival of March BOARDWALKBEAT BY LEE CORNELL | BEACH & BAY PRESS While most of the country prepares to slowly emerge from a bitterly-cold, snow-covered winter, March in San Diego is a flurry of outside activities. In particular, seaside communities like Mission Beach and Pacific Beach see a dramatic transformation during this month. Winters along the beach here have a quiet, quaint feel, when locals get to know each other. During those months, you can walk along the boardwalk and not run into anyone for long stretches. The water is filled with surfers and almost nothing else except frolicking dolphins and the occasional passing whale. That all changes in March. Like the opening bell signifying a furious start to the stock market’s day on Wall Street, this March got rolling with a late Mardi Gras on March 8. While not celebrated by all in the same way, this holiday takes place on a Tuesday and seems to begin the blurring of lines between weekends and weekdays for revelers. Soon after that, Spring Break began at various colleges around the country — and where do you think many of those youths in search of sunshine and the ultimate party went? That’s right. San Diego. While some of those partiers cause trouble and disturb the peacefulness we have become accustomed to (trust me, I can relate because I live very close to the boardwalk), the majority of kids bring fresh energy and life to the beach. The people who really appreciate the beauty of the area give us locals some perspective on how lucky we are to live here year-round. This past weekend, throngs of people lined the boardwalk and spread out along our beautiful

Surveillance cameras at Green Lady Hydroponics on Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach are being credited with helping police identify and arrest one of three window vandals thought to be responsible for the etching damage to more than 90 storefront windows in Ocean Beach and Pacific Beach earlier this year. Travis Durkey, shown JIM GRANT I Beach & Bay Press here, is the owner of Green Lady Hydroponics.

Cameras produce an arrest in window vandalisms in PB, OB BY SEBASTIAN RUIZ | BEACH & BAY PRESS

A flurry of activity shows the March rebirth of the boardwalk as the winter months begin to fade. PHOTO BY LEE CORNELL I Beach and Bay

beaches — and that’s a great thing for our local economy, which has taken such a beating the last couple of years. Local business owners tried to keep up with the frantic pace thrown at them, making up for debts incurred over the last five months. While understandably not everyone will be happy in dealing with the often loud, brazen college youth who travel here, March serves as a rebirth to many in the area. And with St. Patrick’s Day next on the list of reasons to celebrate in this strange but wonderful month, we are still only halfway through. For those seeking tranquility and serenity once again, don’t worry too much — there’s only one March per year.

Police investigators used surveillance technology to arrest 20-year-old Jonathan Gurr this month and charge him with felony vandalism for damaging more than 90 storefront windows in Ocean Beach and a handful of others in Pacific Beach earlier this year. Security cameras — particularly those of Green Lady Hydroponics on Newport Avenue — helped catch at least one member of the group that caused more than $100,000 worth of damage, according to police. Investigators took Gurr into custody at his Pacific Beach residence, according to San Diego police Lt. Andra Brown. All three of the suspected vandals have been identified through the surveillance tapes but at least one appears to be long gone, she said. “One of them already fled the state,” Brown said, “so [Gurr is also] a flight risk.” Gurr is being held on about $100,000 bail, according to records from the San Diego County

Sheriff ’s Department. Word of the arrest brought only a little relief to one business owner who had 22 of his storefront windows permanently scarred. “I just hope there’s some restitution and we get some money from them,” said Craig Gerwig, owner of Newport Avenue Antique Center. “Thank God OB has cameras, because they’re caught.” Several local merchants have said they cannot afford the cost to replace their damaged windows and will likely have to keep the marred glass in place until such time as they can be relaced. The Ocean Beach MainStreet Association has also been pushing for more cameras around the community in recent months. According to police, Gurr and the others used different monikers and are also responsible for damaging several businesses along the 900 block of Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach and neighboring communities.

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AIDING OTHER STUDENTS IN NEED On March 8, students at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Pacific Beach donated, collected and packed materials for 63 school supply bags for the Monarch School. The Monarch School serves homeless students in San Diego. In addition to the 63 bags, St. Paul’s students filled Courtesy photo a large box with additional supplies.

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TUESDAY, March 22, 6 to 8 p.m., Discover Pacific Beach hosts the March Business Mixer for Pacific Beach business members to mix, mingle, network with neighbors and learn about upcoming events. The mixer is hosted by Joe’s Crab Shack, 4325 Ocean Blvd. The cost of the mixer is $5, which includes appetizers and a drink. RSVPs required by calling (858) 273-3303 or e-mailing sara@ pacificbeach.org. SATURDAY, March 26, 3 to 6 p.m., the Mission Beach Woman’s Club hosts a silent fundraiser to gener- SeaWorld San Diego will launch its annual “Spring into Night” celebration from April 2-23, part of ate proceeds for the San Diego which will include the popular nighttime sketch-based sea lion and otter comedy show “Sea Lions Police Department Northern Divi- Tonight.” Courtesy photo by SeaWorld San Diego sion’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program to purchase a license-plate reader houses furry, feathered, slimy, scaly and with a 10-minute spectacular display set to to locate stolen vehicles and nab suspects spiky residents. Then in the evening, guests a soundtrack of original music from the will want to stick around for more special park’s “Blue Horizons” show. Park hours for on the lam. (Story, Page 7) entertainment, which includes the popular Spring into Night are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. GenApril 2-23, SeaWorld San Diego again nighttime sketch-based sea lion and otter eral admission is $69.99 for ages 10 and launches its “Spring into Night” celebration comedy show “Sea Lions Tonite.” With killer older; $61.99 ages 3-9; free for guests with a family-pleasing smattering of special lights and powerful tunes, “Shamu Rocks” is younger than 3. Parking is $12 for cars festivities. During the day, guests can enjoy a 20-minute freewheeling, musical journey and $17 for RVs and campers. For general all of their SeaWorld favorites, including an through awesome natural settings. “Into the park information, call (800) 25-SHAMU, or all-new attraction, Animal Connections, that Blue” fireworks cap off Spring into Night visit www.seaworldsandiego.com.

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LIVEMUSIC

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Rockin’ karaoke, dance soul and some warm vocals

There is no shortage of indie rock bands at the moment, but few show the stylistic range of Endoxi, which perform at Hennessey’s on March 19. Whether it’s the stadium rock of “Into the World,” the plaintive acoustic opening to “12.19” or the sax-led soul number “Save Steps,” the band delivers both excellent tunes and performances. A terrific live group, the band is known for doing whatever it takes to get an audience going, including stunts like playing guitar with an electric drill. But in truth, its material is more than strong enough to warrant attention on its own. Endoxi performs at 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 at Hennessey’s, 4605 Mission Blvd. 21 and up. No cover. www.myspace.com/endoxi — Bart Mendoza

BY BART MENDOZA | BEACH & BAY PRESS

Red Fox Tails, an instrumental trio which performs at Café-Bar Europa on March 17, is guitar based. But that doesn’t mean its a surf band. While fans of that sound will find plenty to enjoy in the trio’s tunes, much of Red Fox Tails’ work has a Mancini-esque quality about it that would work well in film, with elements of jazz and exotica among the melodies. Helmed by guitarist Felipe Benavides, along with bassist Jay Reilly and drummer Ron Bocian — the latter having played with the likes of Alex Chilton — this is a band that guitar aficionados will love. Red Fox Tails performs at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 17 at Café-Bar Europa, 873 Turqouise St. All ages. www.theturquoise.com/wordpress Sure, just about every nightspot with electricity seems to have karaoke these days, but the 710 Beach Club brings things up a few notches with its weekly event. Featuring live backing from the band Rock Out Karaoke (ROK), this evening is closer to a concert experience for the performer and more involving for the audience. Best of all ROK is adept at a wide range of songs — from classic Beatles and Motown to the latest from Carrie Underwood and Katy Perry — making this evening a lot of fun for fans of all musical genres and eras. Rock Out Karaoke: 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 24 at the 710 Beach Club, 710 Garnet Ave. 21 and up. Cover TBD. www.rockoutkaraoke.com The newest sound emerging from the local music scene seems to be dance-oriented soul, with numerous production companies and labels emerging to tap into local talent. One such singer and songwriter is Caresa Lynnett, who performs at Brick by Brick on March 24. Working with producers Sound Collage Musik, Lynnett mixes jazz, beats and R&B for songs that have the right blend of groove and bite. Caresa and Sound Collage Musik: 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24 at Brick by Brick, 1130 Buenos Ave. 21 and up. $5. www.reverbnation.com/caresa

MUSTREAD Book recommendation from the Pacific Beach-Taylor Library

Adding funk and rock to its music, Sunny Rude will provide a free set at Pacific Beach Alehouse as the perfect way to get over the midCourtesy photo week blues.

TITLE: “Strategic Moves” AUTHOR: Stuart Woods SYNOPSIS: Once again, Stone Barrington and his friends are dining at Elaine’s when a new and lucrative opportunity comes his way. Very quickly, Stone realizes the possibility of an impending scandal that could put some of New York’s rich and powerful in financial peril. Although Stone is something of an outsider in this wealthy social world, as their attorney he knows what his clients require. A fast-moving, clever plot as usual from Stuart Woods.

good place to catch up-and-coming bands in the genre. Among them is Sunny Rude, which performs on March 25. Adding funk and rock to its music, this free set should be the perfect way to get over the mid-week blues. With song titles like “Red Eye” and “Wine & Weed,” this quartet excels at a party vibe. Sunny Rude performs at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 25 at Pacific Beach Alehouse, 721 Grand Ave. 21 and up. No cover. www.sunnyrude.com

Though she’s only been playing music for two years, Thea Tochihara — who performs on March 29 — is a talent. Tochihara bares her soul in her music, with torch songs like “Straight Up On The Rocks” or an acapella country-tinged harmony number like “Empty Bottles.” The songs showcase her warm vocals. At times reminiscent of Cindy Lee Berryhill or Victoria Williams, Tochihara’s music will appeal to anyone who enjoys folk- or country-flavored tunes, but anyone who has ever dealt with heartache will find much to delve into with her lyrics. Thea Tochihara performs at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29 at Reggae and the beach community are now practically O’Connell’s, 1310 Morena Blvd. 21 and up. Cover TBD. synonymous, and the Pacific Beach Alehouse remains a www.myspace.com/482480205

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In Loving Memory of Frankie Adams

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Frank Adams was everyone’s best friend. He was larger than life and made everyone smile. His passion for life was infectious. If you met him only once, you remembered him because he brightened your day. Frank was a well know DJ and musician in San Diego. He loved music, family and his partner in life, Heather. Frankie is survived by his wife of 14 years, his mother, father, four brothers, a sister, and several nieces & nephews.

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REMEMBERWHEN BY JOHN FRY

Known today as the Tavern at the Beach at the northeast corner of Garnet Avenue and Everts Street, it was the Daily Planet when this photo was taken on Nov. 25, 1987. Folks from the 1970s may remember it as the Pink Phink. It was built in the 1930s as a laundry and, in this photo, there is a dry cleaners attached.

— John Fry is an “almost” native San Diegan who moved to Mission Beach in 1967 after graduating from San Diego State University. He has lived in the same house on Haines Street since 1972. In 1979, he and the late Howard Rozelle founded the Pacific Beach Historical Society. Contact John at (858) 272-6655, or e-mail him at mail@johnfry.com.

Strohlein finds successes with published works

People in the news Coldwell Banker’s Viani feted by Rady Children’s Hospital Catherine Viani, a realtor with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Pacific Beach was recently awarded with a certificate of appreciation from Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary for her outstanding promotional volunteer work on behalf of the San Diego community “Fantasy on Ice” event. This fundraising ice-skating cele- CATHERINE bration was held VIANI in the Gaslamp District downtown at the seasonal ice skating rink located at Horton Plaza. Several families and ice skaters of all ages attended this charity event aimed at increasing awareness of Rady Children’s Hospital and the important service they provide to our community. “Not only was the event a huge success, but I was so excited to be able to volunteer on behalf of an organization that provides such great medical services to our community,” Viani said. “It feels good to give back.”

Alfred Strohlein, a long-time Pacific Beach resident and community activist, has recently published several novels in the form of e-books for the Amazon Kindle. His novels, varied in subject matter, are available for $2.99 each. Among his works are “Angel of Amsterdam,” “The Programmer,” “It’s a Bungle Out There!” and “The Valley of Tears.” The books were written some years ago, but have never been published elsewhere until recently. Readers can ALFRED learn more about STROHLEIN Strohlein’s books by visiting www.alfredstrohlein.com. In the few short weeks that the books have been available, several dozen copies have already sold, both in the United States and elsewhere around the world. Strohlein also offers his services as an editor and as an ebook publishing consultant to locals who are interested in having their own works made available for a worldwide audience. Strohlein can be reached at (858) 539-3001 or by e-mail at strohlein@gmail.com.

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The three-dollar harmonica What’s in the Air, Bud? By Kevin Di Cicco usic calms the savage beast. Remember that saying? I think of Mel Brooks’ timeless classic “Frankenstein” when I hear that saying. I’ve been playing the guitar ever since the summer of ’84 when I moved and enrolled at SDSU. There, I immediately fell in love with a gal from Texas. She was my little “cowgirl in the sand.” She gave me her sister’s Gibson acoustic guitar so I could serenade with her Neil Young songs. I’m glad she did, because now, 26 years later, I’m quite an accomplished player. When I went in to Elephant Music on Garnet Avenue yesterday to pick up some new Martin strings, I was talking to Alan de la Rosa, the manager — and now a great new friend. A paraplegic man was strumming a ukulele and a Rastafarian was banging the bongos right underneath a poster print of Bob Marley. His friend and music instructor of the store, Russell, was

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Alan de la Rosa, left, made this homeless man’s day when de la Rosa gave the transient a $35 harmonica for the $3 the homeless man had in Courtesy photo his pocket.

look of unbridled glee on the homeless man’s face was something I’ll never forget. It was such a compassionate gesture that Alan did for that homeless man; I had to write about my experience. De la Rosa does that on a regular basis I found out. Whether it be providing a guitar, a bongo drum or harmonica. To help those less fortunate — those who don’t have a pot to pee in, the privilege to sing the blues was about one of the nicest things I’ve ever had the pleasure to witness. I left the store proud of him and his profound gesture. I was proud of de la Rosa and some of the great people here in our seaside town — our beloved Pacific Beach.

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giving lessons. De la Rosa’s Pilipino-Americans parents migrated here back in the sixties. What they brought with them to America was their desire to start a family and live the American Dream. They also brought with them their love of music. By the time they were old enough walk, de la Rosa and his older brother, Aaron, were playing all sorts of instruments. As we were conversing, a homeless man walked into Elephant. His face was beaten and severely pock-marked; his smile was void of any teeth. His hair was mussed and matted. His clothes were torn and stained. “How are you doing today?” de la Rosa cheerfully asked. The homeless man had a look of determination on his face as he approached the counter. He reached into his pocket and pulled out three crumpled dollar bills and set them down with his chapped, blistered and weathered hands. But he had a look that was seemingly content. He pointed to the Hohner “Special 20” harmonica hanging on the wall. “I’ll take that one,” the homeless man told de la Rosa. Not even thinking twice, de la Rosa took the man’s crumpled three dollars then handed this man the $35 harmonica. The

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Guaderrama said a suspected vandal who caused thousands of dollars in damage to business windows in Pacific Beach and Ocean Beach by using razor blades to etch markings has been taken into custody. Two other suspects have been identified. Guaderrama said a police beach team that will include 10 officers and a sergeant will be deployed to the beach area starting the first weekend of May. Thyme Curtis, who represents District 2 City Councilman Kevin Faulconer, said an underground rewiring project for different sections of Mission Beach is set to begin this year and will be completed in 2020. Curtis said Faulconer and the rest of the City Council will meet March 28 in a push to rezone medical marijuana dispensaries out of residential areas — that would include all of Mission Beach and Pacific Beach. Curtis said potholes in the roads should be reported to the streets division at (619) 5277500 for quickest response. MBTC Area 9 representative Bob Craig requested more information from Curtis about possible repairs to the decaying sea wall along the boardwalk. Mission Beach Coffee Break business owner Nick Cantalupo requested the MBTC’s approval to have signs installed along the boardwalk so people can locate those businesses more easily. “It’s the idea of developing Mission Beach into more of a vibrant business-type community,” said

BY LEE CORNELL | BEACH & BAY PRESS Cantalupo. “(We want) to make things look nicer and care more about the neighborhood where everybody lives.” The MBTC carried the motion for the signs as long as the business meets the same criteria North Mission Beach businesses were required to meet previously. An AT&T spokesperson who displayed plans for a potential wireless tower in Belmont Park was met with strong disapproval by MBTC members. The MBTC requested AT&T find another place for the tower that is not such an eyesore. Brian Austin from the Surfrider Foundation put on a presentation to show the dramatic effects cigarette-butt ash cans have had on local beach communities. Austin said more ash cans have been requested and that a $200 donation can buy a single ashcan. Austin also said Surfrider is looking for interested volunteers. President Bob Ruane said a letter was sent to the Mayor Jerry Sanders’ office on behalf of the MBTC in support of keeping Belmont Park in private hands and out of disrepair. MBTC membership announced that although it has had its best year in recent memory — raising $6,000 in 2011 — 147 members have not renewed. This may be in part because renewal membership letters were only sent to homeowners, members said. Long-term renters are still encouraged to renew. The MBTC is looking to fill a vacancy for a representative in Area 7. Interested applicants should attend the next MBTC meeting in the community room of Belmont Park at 7 p.m. on April 13.


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MB Woman’s Club partners with RSVP program to target crime BY KAI OLIVER-KURTIN | BEACH & BAY PRESS The Mission Beach Woman’s Club (MBWC) has chosen the Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (RSVP) that supports sworn police officers as its 2011 fundraiser beneficiary, paving the way for a special benefit event on Saturday, March 26. With the goal of raising enough funds to purchase a new license-plate reader to be used exclusively by RSVP members, the woman’s club is focusing on safety and crime prevention as this year’s initiative. “RSVP is an active partner of the San Diego Police Department,” said Sue de Boer, assistant administrator of the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) Northern Division’s RSVP. “They conduct routine, non-confrontational police activities so that sworn officers can concentrate on crime fighting.” The license-plate reader that the Mission Beach Woman’s Club hopes to purchase will allow RSVP members to scan between 500 to 1,000 license plates every hour, relieving sworn officers from having to call in plates individually in search of stolen vehicles and suspects on the lam. Mounted on an RSVP vehicle, the device will search for stolen cars or license plates and outstanding bench warrants within a federal database, which would then be called in to the local police branch. “Our hope is to dissuade criminals from committing crimes in our area,” said de Boer, who is also a board member of the Mission Beach Woman’s Club. The Northern Division covers the areas of Bay Ho, Bay Park, Clairemont, La Jolla, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Torrey Pines and University City. “RSVP is really a great program,” said Northern Division Capt. Al Guaderrama. “They are wonderful people who love giving back to their community.” With hopes of replacing RSVP’s broken license-plate reader, the MBWC plans to host its seventh annual silent auction fundraiser on March 26 from 3 to 6 p.m. at The Pennant in South Mission Beach, located at 2893 Mission Blvd. There is free admission and the fundraiser is open to the public. The event will feature merchandise donated by local retailers for auction, as well as activities and games for participants. The Mission Beach Woman’s Club is a nonprofit organization, investing all of its profits back into the community. With more than 100 active members, the club selects various beneficiaries within the community each year, includ-

ing the Santa Clara Recreation Center, Beach Area Women’s Health Center, San Diego Junior Lifeguard Program and others. Along with community service and charitable donations, club members engage in interactive social programs and educational enrichment. To become a member of the RSVP, one must be 50 years old or older and semi- or fully retired, pass a background check, attend a one-week indoctrination at the police academy, and ride along with sworn officers before being given assignments. There are more than 450 RSVP members within the various divisions of the SDPD and about 45 members in the Northern Division alone. For more information, call (858) 552-1737, or e-mail RSVPnorthern@gmail.com. Right: Becki Etess is the Retired Senior Volunteer Program administrator San Diego Police Department’s Northern Division. Courtesy photo by Sue de Boer

Below: The Mission Beach Woman’s Club will host a fundraiser on March 26 to purchase a license-plate reader for an RSVP patrol car for Northern Division. Shown are Ed Deitzler, an assistant administrator for RSVP and Pauline Oakley, an RSVP volunteer. Courtesy photo by Sue de Boer


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Decompress school stress with a healthy dose of Retail Therapy in PB! BY HOLLY LAUREN BEEDLE | BEACH & BAY PRESS

Any way you wear lace is lovely this season and Garnet Avenue is the “it” place to shop to find it. Spring Break provides the perfect time to take a break from studying and reprioritize your week.

BEST JEANS ON THE BEACH AT LOLA A lacy top looks casual and best when paired with denim jeans. You can find the best jeans on the beach at Lola, located on 1037 Garnet Ave. This casual fashion boutique carries “Plastic by Gly” jeans whose flattering fit is second-to-none in Pacific Beach. These jeans sit on your hips to show off a sexy waist, are fitted through the thighs and have a slight flared boot cut at the cuff to showcase a cute sandal or heal. Pacific Beach provides a platform where fashionable San Diegans can see it, shop it and wear it. Keep your eye out for the next emerging fashion trend — it could be your style is the next article-worthy report.

LACY TOP Brittney Cummings, a San Diego State University School of Nursing student, looks lovely in lace strolling down Ocean Boulevard. Brittney proves the lace trend is not just for evening anymore. It’s easy to throw on a cute lace top to complete a casual outfit appropriate for shopping and grabbing a bite at Cafe 976 on Felspar Street. I believe looking good is feeling good, and suggest shopping two local shops that carry her cool and feminine look on Garnet Avenue. You too can rock with lace, paired with denim — just as cool as she does.

CROCHET LACE CROP VEST AT AVRIL Although Cummings enjoys shopping all over San Diego, Buffalo Exchange is one of her favorites for name-brand finds on Garnet Avenue. Avril, located at 1045 Garnet Ave., is one Pacific Beach boutique offering cute lace vests on sale. This bit of lace can be worn over a tank top, long-sleeved or short-sleeved T-shirt or flirty frock to romanticize and update any out-of-style existing wardrobe.

— Holly Lauren Beedle is an established designer who has designed for luxury brands in New York City and California since her graduation from Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia. Her resume includes Isaac Mizrahi, Coach, New York & Company, Macy’s and the Fashion Careers College of San Diego. She can be contacted bye-mail at yourlookbyholly@gmail.com.

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If you’re Irish like me, you start making your St. Patrick’s Day plans a month in advance — at the very least. Who doesn’t love a holiday centered on drinking excessively? We’re American, after all. It’s what we live for. I love everything about St. Patty’s Day: green beer, Irish music, “car bomb” drink shots — and I especially love Guinness. I love that my grandma forced me to wear orange because that was her clan’s colors (try explaining that to pinching fingers all day long). All of us can embrace the fun that is St. Patrick’s Day — Irish or not. If you’re still trying to figure out your St. Patty’s Day plans, let me help. Sure, there are plenty of bars in Pacific Beach you can hit. And sure, they will all be having specials. Trust me, though, it’s just plain wrong to not be in an Irish bar on St. Patrick’s Day. There is something about eating corned beef hash and drinking a black and tan that makes the world seem right for a moment. Not to mention that the Irish really know how to bring in the holiday, and their passion is infectious. I recommend hitting Hennessey’s

Columnist Rachel Hutman suggests making Hennessey’s Tavern your St. Patrick’s Day hot PHOTO BY RACHEL HUTMAN I Beach & Bay Press spot this year.

Tavern this year. You’ve probably been to Hennessey’s too many times to count or remember, and there is good reason for that. It’s a rocking bar. This St. Patty’s Day they are kicking it up a notch with sweet drink specials all day and bringing in a bagpipe band. Hennessey’s is also serving up its whole menu, including Reuben sandwiches, fish and chips and the ever-popular corned beef and cabbage. That sounds to me like the perfect way to spend the best holiday of the year. Kevin Haagenson, general manager at Hennessey’s, couldn’t agree more. “We’re the oldest Irish bar in PB.

We’ve been here for 25 years,” he said. “Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the right way.” Make sure this St. Patty’s Day you have a beer (preferably green), listen to some U2 and drink one to our Irish brothers … and then our Irish sisters … and then our … well, you get the idea. If you’re looking for me, I’ll be the one wearing orange and singing “O Danny Boy” until my throat hurts or my husband drags me home — whichever comes first. Hennessey’s Tavern, 4650 Mission Blvd., (858) 483-8847.


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Freedivers do it ‘au naturel’ Safety stressed after Mission Bay diving fatality BY KENDRA HARTMANN | BEACH & BAY PRESS Mark Lozano’s students all have different reasons for wanting to learn how to freedive. Some of them want a new hobby, some want to get some exercise and some want to dive for lobsters. But all understand the importance of safety, because Lozano makes it clear that the only way to pass his course is to know the right way to do the sport. “Freediving can be compared to driving a car,” he said during a recent Level 1 training course at La Jolla Shores. “If you get into a car with absolutely no training, no practice and no license, it’s likely you’re going to get into an accident.” Lozano has been teaching the sport, in which divers hold their breath and take short dives without a tank, through his company, Lozano’s Freediving Instruction, since 2009. He said the majority of instruction in his Level 1, 2 and 3 courses is focused on the safest way to engage in the sport. Popularized by the 1988 Luc Besson movie “The Big Blue,” the sport has often garnered criticism because of fatal accidents involving freedivers. Last October, San Diegan Luke Ausdemore died while freediving for lobster in Mission Bay. Lozano said the only reason for such a tragic accident is not following the No. 1 rule: always be within an arm’s reach of a diving partner. “Like with most things, freediving is 10 percent physical and 90 percent mental,” he

said. “You have to know the risks and know how to deal with them. Blackouts and loss of motor control are possible, so it’s important to know how to do things right.” Jeff Griffiths, one of Lozano’s Level 1 students, added, “It’s only dangerous to those who don’t know the dangers.” Lozano said freediving has become more popular recently in conjunction with the green movement, because it is generally regarded as diving “au naturel.” The bubbles created by breathing from a compressed air tank often scare fish, he said, so freedivers sometimes have a greater chance of observing marine life than scuba divers. For some of Lozano’s students, the idea of participating in a sport sometimes considered extreme was the impetus for them to get out of bed early on a Sunday morning and head into the 58-degree water. “I wanted to push myself and see what my capabilities were,” Griffiths said. His classmate, Ryan Gierlych, said the prospect of getting closer to lobsters than he might be able to with a traditional scuba tank was the only incentive required. “Lobster tacos,” he said. “What more motivation do you need?” Lozano’s next freediving course in La Jolla is his Level 2 course, March 19-22. Students are not required to pass the Level 1 course before participating in Level 2. For more information, email Lozano at mark@freedivinginstructors.com.

Mark Lozano, far right, instructs his students at La Jolla Shores recently. Freediving, also called Apnea, requires holding one’s breath for up to four minutes while taking one-shot dives. The sport gained popularity after the 1988 movie “The Big Blue.” DON BALCH | Beach & Bay Press

Students in Mark Lozano’s freediving course make their way into the water at La Jolla Shores to practice their technique of holding their breath and descending head first. Lozano teaches his students to always dive within reach of a partner, because DON BALCH | Beach & Bay Press loss of motor control and blackouts are always possible.

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March Spring Nights in Old Town Every Night through Sunday in March All through March, the cool spring nights will warm up with live entertainment and vibrant performances bringing a festive evening atmosphere to Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Presented by Fiesta de Reyes, exciting shows take place every evening in February and March in the Fiesta de Reyes courtyard from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. With authentic outdoor furniture imported from Mexico, patio umbrellas and fire pits, the courtyard blends California history and modern flavor to create a festive ambiance that will make everyone want to celebrate. On Mondays, visitors can expect a historic drama presentation by actors who will reenact stories from 1850s. Tuesdays will be Potpourri Performance night with a variety of groups ranging from folkloric dancing to performing arts schools. On Wednesdays, the plaza will celebrate the Jalisco traditional dance of Folklorico and will feature folklorico troupes from all around San Diego County. On Thursday and Friday, live music will be performed by various Andean and Latin music groups, respectively. On Saturdays and Sundays, Los Rios will entertain the crowd with Mariachi Fusion music.

Poker Party Fundraiser at Barra Barra Saloon March 27 Come dressed in your best 1870s wear for this poker party at Barra Barra Saloon. Featuring oldfashioned games, dinner, drinks, the Old Town Poker Party is a fundraiser for the Old Town Merchants Association to put on events in the state park. The cost is $30 per person and $50 per couple. Call 619-297-3100 x22 for tickets.

April & May Cancer Relay for Life Car Show DATE: April 3 Sponsored by Chula Vista Chapter of Relay for Life, this car show draws low riders and all types of classic cars from San Diego County. The show features low-rider cars, bikes, entertainment, and a day of family fun in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Ladies Day in Old Town DATE: April 9 Experience weaving, sewing, pottery making and cooking at the time California became a state. Garden tours, living history activities, people in period attire, and historic games. Try your hand at crafts of the 19th century. Fiesta Cinco de Mayo & Cinco de Mayo DATE: April 30th and May 1st and May 5th


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Lindbergh Field concessions set for major retooling BY MANNY LOPEZ | BEACH & BAY PRESS Concessions at Lindbergh Field are set to undergo a major overhaul as part of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority’s redevelopment plan to increase retail space and offer travelers an experience that better reflects the spirit and flavor of the San Diego region. Airport planners say the existing concessions area will be doubled and that the variety of food, beverage and retail offerings will include more local and small businesses, as well as large and familiar brands that travelers are comfortable with. “We think that when passengers land in a new city, they’re eager to see stores, shops and restaurants that reflect the new area they’ve just entered,” said airport spokesman Steve Shultz. “Our goal is to have the best of local, regional and national retailers in the airport environment.” The Airport Authority has decided to take a new direction with concessions as the contract with current master concessionaire HMS Host expires in November 2012 and there are no further opportunities to extend that lease. HMS Host, headquartered in Bethesda, Md., operates in 111 airports around the world and has held the prime contract to operate concessions at Lindbergh Field since 1965. The new concession program coincides with a $1 billion construction project currently under way that will double the size of Terminal 2. The project, known as “The Green Build” is scheduled to be completed and open for business in 2013. According to Shultz, the plan calls for the redevelopment of all concessions in Terminals 2 East and West, Terminal 1 and the Commuter Terminal. Shultz said the new concession development program will follow a more decentralized or “hybrid” management approach of direct leasing with multiple prime concessionaires and multiple small businesses — instead of one large primary concessionaire like HMS Host calling all of the shots. Using this updated strategy, airport officials hope to optimize non-aviation revenues, ensure diversity, encourage competition and maximize concessions, which in 2009 generated $67 million in gross sales. Other cities throughout the country like Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles are currently updating their concessions programs also. The Airport Authority is inviting proposals from businesses with a proven track record in food and beverage operations, retail establishments and services in airports, transportation centers and malls. A request for proposals (RFP) was released in early February and vendors may compete for concessions now. Responses are due by May 2. A committee will review all bids and make recommendations to Airport Authority executives, who will then make further recommendations to the board. A projected date of June 2012 has been set for the construction phase to begin. A networking event and airport tour was held on Feb. 16 at Liberty Station for businesses interested in submitting bids. Large national companies that may serve as principal contractors, smaller local companies offering all types of goods and services as well as architectural and engineering firms attended the meeting. Founded in 1928, San Diego International Airport (SDIA), which features 41 gates in terminals 1 and 2 and four gates in the Commuter Terminal, is the busiest single-runway commercial service airport in the United States and is the only major airport serving the

Travelers in and out of Lindbergh Field will begin to see major changes in the concessions offerings at San Diego International Airport beginning in 2013. Airport officials hope their PHOTO BY JIM GRANT I Beach & Bay Press redevelopment plan will better reflect the spirit and flavor of San Diego.

region. About 4,900 workers are employed at the airport, which served 16.9 million passengers last year and contributed an estimated $9.9 billion to the region’s economy. Passengers interviewed recently gave their own takes on what they would like to see offered at the airport. While waiting to enter SDIA for a departing flight, Phillip Reiss of Mont-

clair, N.J. said he always looks forward to traveling to San Diego for the Mexican food. “I wish I could get my hands on some right now,” Reiss said. “Or at least something that I can take to eat on my flight back home.” Norma Goldstein of New York, N.Y. said she mistakenly packed her diabetes medication in her luggage and would have to go without it for at least seven

hours until her flight landed. “People are traveling sick or they’re on vacation and can’t get to their medications,” Goldstein said. “It would be a good idea if people could find a drug store in the airport where they can have their prescriptions called in.” Michelle Brown of Tampa, Fla. said she was inspired by the fresh produce readily available from local farms in North County.

“Finding good healthy meal choices in an airport can be tough,” said Brown. “As a vegetarian, it’s even harder. I would applaud a restaurant that incorporates the farm-to-plate concept in an airport like San Diego’s.” For more information on business opportunities at Lindbergh Field, visit www.san.org/smallbusiness.


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Ciao Bella sizzles with its Old World Italian food, ambiance, entertainment

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BY BART MENDOZA | BEACH & BAY PRESS Ocean Beach has long been a prime destination for dining and entertainment, with new venue options popping up regularly — offering something for just about every age group and price range. One of the newest additions to the community is Ciao Bella Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria. Owned by the Mezzetti family, which is also behind Pacific Beach favorite Mamma Mia, Ciao Bella was originally a La Mesa eatery. The restaurant relocated to Ocean Beach in March. The restaurant made an immediate splash in the area, not only for its food, but also for the premises. Designed to replicate a dining experience in Italy, Ciao Bella captured the design award for Best Themed Remodel at the 2010 Ocean Beach MainStreet Association awards in October. Ciao Bella places emphasis on an intimate, Old World-style dining experience, featuring a range of Italian dishes, including 26 varieties of pizza to choose from. However, on Sundays the venue amps up the energy a bit with La Domenica Italiana — an evening of music, food and camaraderie. “It’s very casual, very OB-style, but it’s also like being in Italy,” said Francesco Mezzetti. Mezzetti has been in the restaurant business for decades, he said. One can hear his pride for Ciao Bella in the enthusiasm of his voice. He said he’s kept Ciao Bella as authentically Italian as possible, even hiring Italian artists to paint the building’s interior. The same holds true for Ciao Bella’s entertainment, which is provided by Italian singer and guitarist Daniele Spadavecchia, a recent transplant to the area. Spadavecchia relocated here after a stay in New Orleans, finding himself in San Diego postHurricane Katrina. “It took me four months to get this guy,” Mezzetti said. “He’s a real talent and in demand at a lot of places like the Little Italy restaurants. He does a

Lindsey Faniel Server The Eggery 4150 Mission Blvd., Suite 121 in the Promenade With the summer fast-approaching and the season steadily picking up, many of the popular breakfast restaurants are packed The Mezzetti family, owners of the popular Mamma Mia in Pacific Beach, opened a new venue in Ocean Beach in March called Ciao Bella. The new restaurant is already a popular dining destination — not only for the authenticity of its Italian COURTESY PHOTO cuisine and exquisite Old World ambience, but also for its festive entertainment on Sundays.

wonderful job with Old School Italian songs. Of course, he mixes other things in and he has a few of his own, but mostly he plays familiar tunes like ‘Volare.’” Spadavecchia is adept at everything from Pachabel’s “Canon in D” to Dick Dale’s “Miserlou,” his music lending Ciao Bella even more of a sense of authenticity. Mezzetti notes that patrons often join in for a sing-a-long. “People go nuts,” Mezzetti said. “(Daniele) brings the energy. Put that along with the ambience and the food, people go crazy.” While the music has a definitive start time of 6:30 p.m., the end of the night depends on the clientele. “We continue until we close — 10, 11, whenever,” Mezzetti said. Mezzetti said business has been good. In fact,

Mezzetti said he plans to add a restaurant in Bird Rock to the family’s roster. “The food speaks for itself, but the restaurant itself is such a lively place,” he said. Mezzetti also said he is happy with the location of Ciao Bella. “Ocean Beach has the most eclectic community in San Diego,” Mezzetti said. “Over here, everybody is so different. Man, we got everybody from everywhere. Plus, we are on Newport Avenue, a block and a half from the ocean. It’s incredible.” “Everyone has been so supportive,” he said. “The community is beautiful. They’ve been so good to me.” Daniele Spadavecchia plays at 6:30 p.m. on Sundays at Ciao Bella, 4953 Newport Ave. For more information, visit wwww.ciaobellasandiego.com

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Mission Bay High senior center CJ Rayford shows his disappointment at losing to University City High in the CIF championship round at Jenny Craig PHOTO BY LEE CORNELL I Beach & Bay Press Pavillion on March 5.

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A roundup of school activities and news in Pacific Beach and the Mission Bay area:

• The next Mission Bay High School master site planning meeting takes place Wednesday, March 23 at 6 p.m. at Mission Bay High School (MBHS) in the library. Architects will join representatives of the SDUSD’s facilities planning department, parents, administrators and community activists to create a long-term vision for the campus of Mission Bay High. The stadium renovation and athletic facilities have been the priority and are moving forward, but there is still much planning to do for the whole site modernization. If you are interested to see where the plans stand or have an opinion of what you would like to see on campus, please attend the next meeting. • Just a reminder: On Wednesday, March 23, Mossy Ford will team with Mission Bay High School for a unique school fundraiser. Anyone 18 years or older can come to the high school between noon and 7 p.m. and take a short test drive in a new Ford vehicle around a marked area in the parking lot.

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• The next Mission Bay Cluster meeting will be Tuesday, March 22 at 6 p.m. at Mission Bay High School in the library. The MB Cluster is being formed with the idea that a collective voice, representing all students attending the Pacific Beach schools, can be stronger and more effective in achieving some of our broader goals. The cluster is represented by parents, teachers and administrators from Mission Bay High School, Pacific Beach Middle School, PB Elementary, Bay View Terrace, Crown Point Elementary and Kate Sessions Elementary. As a strong, unified voice, we can articulate more forcefully the needs of our students, to the San Diego Unified School District’s (SDUSD) Board of Education and our representatives. All are welcome.

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Three members of the Mission Bay High School (MBHS) field hockey team paint benches at a recent campus cleanup sponsored by the MBHS Alumni Association. Courtesy photo by Pam Deitz

Mossy Ford will donate $20 to the school for each test drive taken. Extended test drives will be available, but there is no obligation to purchase a car. The entire community is welcome to attend and participants must have a valid driver’s license and be 18 years or older. • The Pacific Beach Middle School (PBMS) college night/open-house event is set for Thursday, March 24 and will begin at 5 p.m. with a presentation by College Knowledge Consulting. The organization will host an informational college workshop for PBMS students and their parents. College Knowledge Consulting is an educational consulting agency dedicated to helping students and families navigate the college admissions and enrollment process. Get a head start on planning for college by maximizing your middle school years. Students who take the time to plan now for college will open up opportunities to go anywhere later in life. The open-

house portion of the event is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. with students and parents meeting with teachers and administrators. The students will be discussing their work and progress from the beginning of the school year. Friends of Pacific Beach Secondary Schools (FOPBSS) will have a welcome table with refreshments. • Wednesday, March 30: FOPBSS meeting at 6 p.m. in the PBMS media center. • The Mission Bay High School production of “HAIRSPRAY” will take place Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. More than 30 cast members will sing, dance and act in this high-energy musical. Tickets are $7; $1 off with each canned good donated to the San Diego food Bank. — Jennifer Tandy

“Trying to shoot over a 6-foot-4inch dude with his hands up is hard, but we played our hearts out and that’s all that matters,” said Albritton, who had a team-high 20 points. With the score tied 56-56, Centurion sharpshooter Kyle Holder hit a wide-open three-pointer with the shot clock winding down and just over two minutes left, giving his team a lead it would not relinquish. Holder nailed six three-pointers in all and finished with a team-high 20 points. “As soon as I hit the first shot I knew I had to take every open shot,” the junior said. “It feels amazing.” An Albritton basket cut the UCHS lead to 63-62 with 10 seconds left and the Bucs were forced to foul, setting up the game’s final possession. With no timeouts left, MBHS had to go the length of the court after Rivera missed his second free-throw attempt. In fact, the missed foul shots actually helped UCHS secure the victory. “Our guys did a pretty good job of picking them up on the wing and not letting them get a good shot off,” Stonebraker said. Amir Hicks, the Centurions’ athletic forward, scored his team’s final four crucial points and finished with 13. Tim Patrick added 13 points to go along with nine rebounds, five steals and three blocks, while Rivera chipped in 12 for UCHS. For the Buccaneers, 6-foot-7inch center CJ Rayford, a senior, contributed 15 points while providing hard work in the paint. Junior guard Dylan Holler buried three treys and totaled 11 points for Mission Bay High.

Beach & Bay Press, March 17th, 2011  

Beach & Bay Press, March 17th, 2011